|Another term in prison for drug sales|
|The Press - News|
|Written by Jim McGauley|
|Thursday, 14 June 2012 16:01|
A Macclenny drug dealer will be returning to state prison after entering no contest pleas on June 5 to multiple drug sale and possession counts.
Victor Tyrone Jackson, 26, sold crack cocaine to undercover buyers working for the sheriff’s department on successive days in 2011, and sheriff’s deputies armed with warrants seized marijuana and cash at his residence a day later.
Mr. Jackson pleaded to twin counts of sale and delivery of cocaine, possession and storage of marijuana with intent to sell. The state agreed to drop companion charges of possession and sale of marijuana and possession of narcotics to sell.
Circuit Judge Phyllis Rosier imposed individual sentences for each count, but they will run concurrently. Mr. Jackson gets credit for 278 days in county jail since the arrest on September 2 of last year.
The defendant has a conviction record of similar offenses and was released from prison in February, 2010 after serving about half of a six-year sentence given by the same judge in 2007. Other arrests have been for aggravated battery, robbery and resisting police.
A case against co-defendant Amanda Kennedy stemming from the raid on their residence on Bobby Ray Lane north of Macclenny is pending.
During the same court session, Daryll Gatlin, 27, of Glen St. Mary was given 30 months in prison for making methamphetamine at his residence on CR 139B in February of this year.
County deputies raided the residence following a tip from the suspect’s girlfriend and Mr. Gatlin’s appearance on a national data base for purchasing key ingredient pseudoephedrine at the Macclenny Walgreens.
Officers caught Mr. Gatlin shaking a plastic bottle of meth in the front yard and found other equipment in the residence occupied on February 27 by the girlfriend and their small child.
Police at the time noted a strong chemical odor characteristic of meth labs emanating from the interior. They also found a small amount of marijuana, and Mr. Gatlin pleaded no contest to misdemeanor possession as well.
The defendant has an arrest record for burglary, theft and forgery.
In other sentencings:
• Lewis Churchville pleaded no contest to grand theft and will serve 364 days in county jail. The state dropped a charge of felony petty theft as a repeat offender.
• Victor Crow entered a no contest plea to grand theft and was placed on probation for 18 months. Judge Rosier also ordered him to pay $4000 restitution to the victim.
• Amanda Gardner pleaded to petty theft and fraudulent use of a credit card and was ordered to serve 18 months on probation and do 50 hours of community service. The state dropped a charge of credit card theft.
• A year-long probation coupled with 50 hours of community service were ordered in the case of Demetria Dinkins after she entered no contest pleas to battery and criminal mischief. The state dropped a count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The judge ordered $454 restitution to the victim, and the defendant must enroll in an anger management class.
• James Wynne must enter an in-patient drug program after he admitted violating probation on a 2011 grand theft case. He pleaded no contest to driving on a suspended license and was given time served.
• The judge imposed drug offender sanctions on the year-long probation ordered in the case of Bruce Jennings, who pleaded no contest to grand theft. A similar probation term was ordered after the same plea from Jennifer Jenkins.
• Tyrahn Mintz pleaded no contest to sale of counterfeit drugs and will be on drug offender probation two years.
The judge ordered the arrest of Donald Druse, who failed to appear in court that day on a grand theft charge.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 14 June 2012 16:16|